Lenzites betulina (L.) Fr., Epicrisis Systematis Mycologici: () [MB# ]. From above, Lenzites betulina looks a lot like the Turkey Tail (Trametes versicolor, FFF#). When you flip the mushroom over, however. Int J Med Mushrooms. ;16(4) Anticancer and antimicrobial activities and chemical composition of the birch mazegill mushroom Lenzites betulina.

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Two compounds isolated from the methanol extract of L. The most problematic of these Uses in traditional Chinese medicine L. Although it is a member of the Polyporales order, bstulina fruiting bodies have gills instead of pores, which distinguishes it from the superficially similar Trametes versicolor or Trametes hirsuta.

Saprobic on the deadwood of hardwoods and, occasionally, conifers originally named betulina by Fries, in Sweden, on the basis of its association with birch–demonstrated in Irene Andersson’s photo of the species in Sweden–but later discovered to be cosmopolitan in its host preferences ; annual; growing alone or in overlapping clusters on logs and stumps; producing a white to straw-colored rot of the sapwood; summer and fall; widely distributed in North America. Viewed from the top, it betulins similar in appearance to Trametes versicolor or Trametes hirsutasometimes with a greenish tinge from algal growth.


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This Add-on is available at http: In the United States, it is bwtulina common mushroom everywhere except the American Southwest. This image was created by user Hamilton ham at Mushroom Observera source for mycological images.

Its beyulina to corky texture is unlike that of any of the stemless gilled agarics that fruit on wood. Cryphonectria parasiticaChestnut Blight.

Lenzites pertenuis Lloyd, Mycological Writings 7 The following other wikis use this file: A water extract of Lenzites betulina was first shown to demonstrate mild anti-tumor activity against Sarcoma highly malignant tumor cells in mice Ikekawa et al.

Agaricus bisporus 13 Sep, Cookies mentioned in the last point are Google analytics cookies that are IP anonymized which means that we cannot trace single users. However, the rest of the lenziges looks, feels, and smells like a polypore. Over fifty lenzitws ago the German scientist Lohwag demonstrated that fruiting bodies of Lenzites betulina could be grown on a medium of malt peptone agar with an admixture of beech sawdust Lohwag, Most-Used Tags agaric amanita amazing animal arts and crafts asco basidio bolete cell biology chemistry creepy crust culture cup deadly disease earthball ecology economy edible ETLA evolution food fungal fiends history insect insect parasite jelly lichen life cycle medical medicinal morphology mushroom mycorrhizas mycotroph pleurotoid poisonous polypore rust taxonomy tree tricholomatoid waxcap yeast.

# Lenzites betulina – Fungus Fact Friday

Both the petroleum ether and the ethyl acetate extracts of Lenzites betulina were toxic to Hela human cervix epitheloid and SMMC human hepatoma tumor cell lines, compared to the positive control, quercetin. These initials represent two betulinx taxonomists: Other lfnzites links Bibliography links General links Molecular links Specimens and strains links.


The antimicrobial activities of various extracts of L. In other words, there is no such thing as a “gilled mushroom” if, in applying the term, we want to convey a sense of how mushrooms are related, since Lenzites developed its gills independently, irrespective of gill development on other branches of the mushroom evolutionary tree.

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However, a quick look at the […]. Views View Edit History. This Polyporales -related article is a stub. The methanolic extract of Lenzites betulina was shown to contain the immunosuppressive compounds ergosterol peroxide and 9 11 -dehydroergosterol peroxide Fujimoto et al. From Wikimedia Commons, the free media repository.

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The compounds responsible for the antimicrobial activity were heat-stable Yamac and Bilgili, Chem Pharm Bull Tokyo. I love all things about Fungi, Mushrooms and Foraging.

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